News News SpainEurope – Central Asia Organisation Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of judicial proceedings to hound Madrid-based Radio SER journalist Pilar Velasco, who was charged before a Madrid court on 20 April with violating confidentiality by releasing secretly-recorded video footage of a politician and with refusing to reveal how she came by the video.“We support Pilar Velasco in her legal battle,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable in a European Union country for criminal proceedings to be brought against a journalist for posting a video online and for protecting her sources. The courts should not be influenced by the plaintiff’s public office. This harassment must be stopped and freedom of information must be respected.”The case is the result of a complaint that Community of Madrid vice-president Ignacio González brought against Velasco after she posted a video entitled “Ignacio González was closely followed by spies” on the radio SER website on 28 April 2009.The video showed González on an official trip to Colombia. Filmed by hidden cameras without his knowledge, the one and a half hours of footage showed him in the course of various activities during the trip including meetings and conversations with Colombian businessmen.There was widespread public concern at the time about the degree to which Spanish politicians were using clandestine methods to spy on each other. Velasco posted the video as an example of the political espionage that was going on.Velasco was the only target of González’s complaint although other media, such as the national daily El País, published details of the spying to which he had been subjected. Three years after posting the video, Velasco has finally been brought before a court on criminal charges. The date of the next hearing is not yet known.(Photo : cadenaser.com) April 26, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Criminal charges against journalist who posted spy video of politician online RSF_en RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Spain News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further SpainEurope – Central Asia News December 2, 2020 Find out more
Pearl Jam has announced a 14-date European tour next summer! Following their previously scheduled headlining performances at Lollapalooza’s South American Festivals in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil in March, the alternative rock band will embark on a European takeover in June and July of 2018. Kicking things off in Amsterdam on June 12, Eddie Vedder and co will perform two nights in London, with stops in Rome, Prague, Berlin, Barcelona, and more, with festival appearances at Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, NL, I-Days Festival at Area Expo in Milan, IT, the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, ES, and NOS Alive Festival in Lisbon, PT.Pearl Jam Releases Soundtrack For “Let’s Play Two” Wrigley Field Concert FilmCheck out the announcement video below, followed by a full list of tour dates. Head to the band’s website for more information.Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, the band’s first year of eligibility, Pearl Jam has sold nearly 32 million records in the United States and an estimated 60 million worldwide–earning their spot as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Check out the full tour schedule below.Pearl Jam 2018 Tour Dates:03/16 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Lollapalooza Argentina03/21 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Maracana Stadium03/24 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil06/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome06/15 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival06/18 – London, UK @ O2 Arena06/19 – London, UK @ O2 Arena06/22 – Milan, IT @ I-Days Festival at Area Expo06/24 – Padova, IT @ Stadio Euganeo06/26 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico07/01 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena07/03 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena07/05 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne07/07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter07/10 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau St. Jordi07/12 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival07/14 – Lisbon PT @ NOS Alive Festival
Syracuse (10-6, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) exploded out to a monstrous first-half lead and cruised to a 77-66 win over Pittsburgh (12-4, 1-2) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange’s 30-2 run paved the way for its second ACC victory and gave SU its first back-to-back wins since November.Here are three takeaways from the game.Syracuse showed it can dominateThe Orange’s hot start featured everything clicking on all cylinders. During SU’s 30-2 run spanning the middle chunk of the first half, Syracuse went 11-of-16 from the field and 8-of-12 from 3. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, went 1-for-13 from the field with six turnovers. SU’s 2-3 zone was active and plugged all the gaps Pittsburgh looked to exploit. The Panthers didn’t get off any easy looks and went over 11 minutes without a field goal.While Tyler Roberson didn’t record a single point in the first half, he recorded a career-high four blocks. He subbed in for Taurean Thompson early on and the lineup that outscored Miami by 21 while it was in the game propelled Syracuse once again.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPittsburgh began inching back into the game late in the first half, but the way Syracuse used its defense — a stark contrast from when it gave up 93 to St. John’s and 96 to Boston College — provided a boost it hasn’t had all year. Boeheim has his lineup — and it can play defenseThroughout the season, head coach Jim Boeheim has been searching for the right lineup combinations. He’s finally settled on one with John Gillon, Tyus Battle, Andrew White, Roberson and Tyler Lydon. He played this group for more than 34 minutes against Miami on Wednesday and when he was asked about it after the game, he said he’ll stick with it if it keeps leading SU to wins.At the beginning of the season, Boeheim said it would take time for two freshmen and two grad transfers to acclimate to the 2-3 zone. With Thompson struggling defensively, Boeheim’s narrowed that down to just one freshman. Still, after Syracuse lost to Boston College on Jan. 1, Boeheim said his team should have picked up the defense by then.Less than a week later, Syracuse has turned around its season.SU remains efficient on offenseThe Orange backed up its most offensively efficient game against a major-conference opponent with another one. Against Miami, SU shot 56.8 percent from the field and on Saturday against Pitt, the Orange shot 51.9 percent from the field. Syracuse entered the game ranked 63rd in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency, per Kenpom.com.SU also made 14 3-pointers, its most against a major-conference opponent this season. The Orange moved the ball effectively and found the open player, whether Pitt was in a man-to-man defense or in its full-court trapping press.“Offensively we were just a little more aware of what we were trying to do,” Boeheim said after the Miami game. “Get Tyler Lydon in low a couple times. Try to get Andrew some shots. Try to get John some pick and rolls where he can get in the lane.”Syracuse did it again on Saturday as it had a balanced scoring attack with 20 points from Gillon, 21 points from White, 13 points from Lydon and 15 points from Battle. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds
In the final stanza on Monday afternoon, the Dons’ aim was a little more accurate and the team managed to mount a stronger defensive stand and prevailed 14-10 against the host Jackrabbits. In the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, Jan-Michael Pineda made two quick pivot moves around Poly defenders in the post to tally the tying score and go-ahead score to give Cerritos the lead, and the team added two more en route to it’s nonleague victory. Pineda finished the game with four goals, Biag scored five, Chao added three for the Dons. Soderberg led Poly with four goals, and Ward tallied two. “We just couldn’t make anything happen for us offensively (or defensively) in the fourth quarter. And it came back to bite us,” Poly coach Scott Penttila said. “They (the Jackrabbits) gave it their all. I thought we actually played pretty well.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They might as well have been at a shooting range. For three quarters, Cerritos and Poly water polo players rifled in shots from all over the pool. Both sides had found the mark 10 times. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was a lot tougher game than I thought it would be,” Cerritos coach Roy Contreras said. “We had a horrible first half defensively. My goalie was letting everything in. We were just giving them shots all around the pool. “In the second half, I told them if they want to have any chance at winning this game, they would have to step it up defensively, not just my goalie.” The Dons (17-2), ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division III, entered the third quarter trailing, 8-6, before Pineda and Dan Biag scored two consecutive goals to tie the score at 8. Poly (8-9) forged ahead briefly on a goal by Justin Ward with 2:27 left. And with less than 42 seconds remaining, Cerritos struck twice on power-play goals, one on a shot by Chattai Duanjai and another by John Chao, to give Cerritos a 10-9 advantage. But for the second time in the game and time ticking away, Poly’s David Soderberg launched a half-pool shot that found its mark to tie the game, but the Jackrabbits went scoreless the rest of the way.